Hannah Hann

Hannah’s birthplace of Yell, Shetland, together with Cornwall where she lived and studied for her degree, many visits to Crete and her current home in Norfolk, have strong influences on her work in terms of landscape, colour and subject matter.

My paintings often evolve through a process of working quite intuitively relying on memory, photographs or minimal sketches. This allows me to use paint in abstract ways, preferring to suggest or emphasize certain things, rather than literally describe them.

Sometimes I begin a painting by making random marks and completely covering the surface with colour, rubbing them out with a cloth and just enjoying the materials alone. Then I search for suggestions made by the paint. It can be like bringing a piece of history or an embedded memory to life, sometimes familiar but elusive at the same time. This way of working allows me to enjoy the challenges put before me and the surprise elements of forgotten experiences emerging from my sub-conscious.

email: h.hann@ntlworld.com Tel: 01603 440120, mobile: 07533056866

Studio: Stew, 40, Fishergate, Norwich NR31SL. stew@stew.org.uk

1963                  Born, Yell, Shetland

1981-2              Norwich Art School, Foundation Course

1982-5              Falmouth Art School, Cornwall. B.A. Honours Painting

2001                 PGCE course UEA, Norwich

Recent exhibitions:

2010/11/12/13  The Affordable Art Fair, Lena Boyle Fine Art, London

2010/11/12/13   Autumn Show, Josie Eastwood, Hampshire

2010/11/12/13   Christmas Exhibition,Josie Eastwood, Hampshire

2010/11/12        Christmas Exhibition, Lena Boyle, London

2011   “Soul-inside and out” Josie Eastwood, Hampshire

2013 “A Bit of a Do” The Mulberry Tree Gallery, Devon

Work continuously exhibited at:

Lena Boyle Fine Art, London,

Josie Eastwood Gallery, Hampshire

The Mulberry Tree Gallery, Devon

The Shetland gallery, Yell

Baron Art, Chapel Yard, Holt, Norfolk.

Paintings also in private collections in Britain and abroad.

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